The work of Colin See-Paynton is truly remarkable in its detail and beauty. His Wood Engravings, held in many major collections, display a love and understanding of nature as well as the skill of a master engraver.
‘Colin See-Paynton has introduced yet another vision to the rich tradition of wood engraving. His delight in the lines of a bird so elegantly inscribed by the cut of his graver, his skill in varying texture even though he only has black and white with which to do so, his palpable pleasure in composing his subjects into joyous designs have brought something new to the portrayal of birds. It is a true privilege to provide these few words to introduce them.’
Sir David Attenborough
Colin See-Paynton and Sir David Attenborough at the launch of the book 'Of a Feather' at the Society of Antiquaries, Royal Academy, London.
The book is currently on show at the New York Public Library as part of ‘Celebrating 100 Years’ and featured as “one of 250 of the Library’s most fascinating artefacts”.